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Pulwama-like terror attack averted in Jammu & Kashmir

The security forces including intelligence, army, police averted a major Pulwama-like terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir today. The incident took place at Ayengund area of Rajpora, Pulwama after forces neutralised an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) recovered from a car.

According to sources, the terrorists were planning to target a convoy of 20-25 vehicles that was to carry close to 400 soldiers, commanders and army officers, India TV reported.

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As per information, the attack was averted after Jammu and Kashmir Police and bomb squad of the Army detected a Santro car fitted with explosives and destroyed it. The vehicle was carrying 40-50 kg IED since debris of the car went up to 50 meters in the air after the explosive was neutralised in a technically controlled manner.

Instead of defusing the explosive, the security forces decided to explode the IED along with the car. A video of the controlled explosion has now been released. Before the in-situ explosion was carried out, a bomb disposal squad was called to the spot, and people were shifted away from the vicinity.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a tweet: “A major incident of a vehicle-borne IED blast is averted by the timely input and action by Pulwama Police, CRPF and the Army.”

It may be mentioned that around 44 soldiers were martyred in the terror attack at Pulwama on February 14th, 2019 after an IED filled vehicle hit the convoy of jawans.

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